Government move over primary residences raises questions

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: EC, NPLs, Property, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The announcement by government sources on Wednesday that draft legislation regarding the protection of primary residences will be submitted to Parliament on Friday without there necessarily being an agreement with the institutions has prompted questions about SYRIZA’s motives.

This immediately sparked speculation in Greece that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is intent on a clash with the lenders, possibly even a staged confrontation, over the foreclosures issue because he wants to use it a springboard for the European Parliame...

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